Relative development of subcutaneous, intermuscular, and kidney fat in growing pigs with different body compositions.

@article{Kouba1999RelativeDO,
  title={Relative development of subcutaneous, intermuscular, and kidney fat in growing pigs with different body compositions.},
  author={Maryline Kouba and Michel Bonneau and Jean Noblet},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1999},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={622-9}
}
A total of 94 pigs from seven groups considered as lean (boars from a synthetic line and the Pietrain breed), conventional (boars, gilts, and barrows from the Large White breed), fat (barrows from the Meishan x Large White cross), or obese (Meishan barrows) were serially slaughtered between 12 and 110 kg BW. Carcasses were dissected into muscle, bone, skin, and fat, which was further separated into subcutaneous, intermuscular, and kidney fats. Subcutaneous fat accounted for 60 to 70% of body… CONTINUE READING